Jay Hampton is a SciArtist from Liverpool, with a BSc in Earth and Ocean Science and Zoology and an MA in Art in Science. Her interest is in the environment, mainly the hidden and microscopic parts of our surroundings. Previous work has used microscopic organisms from the Mersey to document the health of our waters and see the effects of climate change at the base of the local food-chain. As only 15% of scientists in the UK come from working class backgrounds she will be organising a project that invites local people to conduct their own scientific research. They will then work to transform that research into SciArt, music and sound.
Jay Hampton will be in residence as part of the Independents Biennial 2020 Residency opportunity in partnership with Metal.